I originally rated this a 9/10 when I watched the MKVs of the 3 main edits. I rewatched all the edits on DVD, including the bonus edits.
This is a fantastic set of edits. They’re loads of fun for horror fans and I can’t recommend this edit enough. It was great seeing Wolfman movies from different eras of filmmaking (40s, 70s, 2010s) all made to look like they were made around the same time.
(NOTE: “Degree of Editing” is a 100% arbitrary rating that I keep in mind when reviewing edits. This is not meant to insinuate that a faneditor is lazy or not. Some fanedits require a lot more work than others and I take this into account.)
Rogue offers us a double bill of Wolfmen action with his Super 8 collection.
Both segments run about 17 minutes so go by incredibly fast. The stories center strictly around the Wolfmen so are extremely easy to follow.
The 1941 part is a lot of fun but special congratulations are in order for the second part; Rogue managed to edit something modern into a believable 40s style Super 8 film. Through the “dirtying” of the film of course but also in the way his edits are made; not only by his condensing of the film to its new 17 minutes run time but also in the micro-editing. His attention to detail to the editing techniques of the time is remarkable. I was thoroughly impressed and had incredible fun watching it.
The Welcomed Return of Rogue’s Super 8 Edits!
What a wonderful surprise.
Once again Rogue proves his amazing ability of being able to boil a story down to it’s bare essence and still engage and entertain an audience.
Of all the classic Universal Monsters, the Wolfman is by far and away my favorite monster.
Thus I eagerly downloaded Rogue’s Halloween Treat and was not disappointed.
I should note, I was only able to download Wolfman 1941 and 2010, as Atomic Age Wolfman would not download.
Of the two, the 1941 version retains much of the look and feel of the original. The edited storyline flows really well, almost too well. Even at less than 20 minutes it still feels like an old time Universal movie. I suppose that is testament to the quality of the production and it’s agelessness. I think I would have liked to have seen a bit more aging effects or stuttering or crackling sound. That said, I greatly enjoyed it. It was a real HOWL!
The 2010 version was a joyful surprise! I loved what Rogue accomplished with this much maligned and criticized movie. His
Super 8 effects and editing injected some much needed energy and style into this disaster of a remake. I truly LOVED this edit. It is fast paced, crazy, kinetic and held your attention. An amazing improvement over the original, and again less than 20 minutes long!!! Well done Rogue!
If you love the Wolfman, I highly recommend these two edits.
Looking forward to seeing Rogue’s final werewolf entry!
Until then, beware of when the wolf bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright!
Although, to me, the primary goal (and also the fun) of those super 8 edits Rogue is now known for is to turn recent movies into old looking super 8 cuts. So the 2010 movie is, to me, the real interesting edit of the three. Not to say the other 2 are not good, but the old look of the 2010 movie is so well done that it stole the show. Bravo.